On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780676978353_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: May 2006
ISBN:9780676978353
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

Dancing in the Dark

by Joan Barfoot

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
psychological, literary, crime
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: May 2006
ISBN:9780676978353
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
Description

Edna Cormick, forty-three, is incarcerated in a mental hospital for murdering her husband. For twenty years, Edna escaped the world by devoting herself to the health and welfare of her husband and home, so when she learns he’s been having an affair, her sense of betrayal is devastating and literally maddening. And so she sits, silently filling notebooks, trying to find where and how her life went wrong. Dancing in the Dark is a tightly woven psychological novel, which explores the idea that madness is not necessarily self-destructive, and may lead to a kind of wisdom.

Contributor Notes

Joan Barfoot is the award-winning author of ten previous novels. Her work has been compared internationally with that of Anne Tyler, Carol Shields, Margaret Drabble, Fay Weldon and Margaret Atwood. She lives in London, Ontario.

Editorial Review

“A powerful story of obsession, infidelity and retribution.”
–Toronto Star
“A mournful but brilliant song ... Barfoot adds a new and chilling dimension to the old Christian truth that it is only through death that there is life.”
–Windsor Star
“You can hardly bear to put it down.”
–London Free Press
“So fluently and fluidly styled that you often forget you are reading.”
–Edmonton Journal

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Dancing in the Dark”

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...